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Iowa man who received child pornography sentenced to 16 years in prison

This news story was published on April 5, 2014.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who received child pornography was sentenced today to sixteen years in federal prison.

Jason Smith, age 21, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence after an October 7, 2013, guilty plea to one count of receipt of child pornography.  At the guilty plea hearing, Smith admitted that, between 2011 and 2013, he used the Internet to receive child pornography.  Information provided at the sentencing hearing indicated that defendant also posed as a female on the Internet, enticed minors to masturbate for him on webcam, and saved videos of these minors on his computer.

Smith was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Smith was sentenced to 192 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and Smith must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release.  He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.



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2 Responses to Iowa man who received child pornography sentenced to 16 years in prison

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    Messy Blumpkin Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Lock the little turd up and throw away the key.

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      John Reply Report comment

      December 20, 2019 at 1:33 am

      Some people just make mistakes. He was only 19 at the time. Second Chances work wonders